7870 or 7950 ?

I'm now able to choose between these two cards:

1- GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418&Tpk=gv-r787oc-2gd

2-SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003&Tpk=SAPPHIRE%20Vapor-X%20100352VXSR

The price difference here is around 140$ so I wanna know if the 7950 is worthy of the extra 140$ ?

The rest of the build:

-Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

-Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866

-HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM

-Case - Cooler Master HAF 912

-PSU - XFX Pro series xxx 750w 80 Bronze

-Two Xgamtik 120mm Fans and one megaflow 200mm fan

I will be upgrading to crossfire in the future when the card i'm picking gets a price drop

My screen res is 1080 and I play heavy games like BF3 and Other rich RPGS

so what do you think?
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  1. Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value.
  2. Star72 said:
    Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value.

    I will not be buying it online, I will buy it from a local store .. but do you really think it's worth the extra 140$ ?
  3. Definitely. I paid $565 for my 680 when it came out, you want as much GPU grunt as you can afford.
  4. If you plan on overclocking the 7950 is worth the money if you are not, the get a 7870
  5. If you get 4 free games, buy it online. Yea, you'll have to wait a few days to get it, but free games is worth it
  6. If you plan to overclock, 7950 is the better choice as you can make 7950 close to the radeon 7970's performance :heink: . If no overclock and wanted a good performance at a low cost 7870 is okay.
  7. Thanks for replaying guys..but I think everyone is leaning towards the 7950, screw the budget then ;)
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